Lorien Haynes

Lorien Haynes
Lorien Haynes's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Little White Lies Radio Times

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 53% Cruel Intentions (1999) The depth gone, this is simply an entertaining romp that's easily surpassed by Stephen Frears's earlier adaptation of the tale. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
2/5 9% The Blue Lagoon (1980) It's all very, very silly. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Head Office (1986) Sadly Reinhold fails to be funny enough to carry the movie and the only sparky moments are down to support characters Don Novello and Richard Masur. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2015
4/5 79% Silkwood (1983) It's a thought-provoking film that asks questions about the safety of the nuclear power industry that are still pertinent. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2015
2/5 10% I Dreamed of Africa (2000) Given contemporary African issues, the film doesn't ring true or do anything beyond skate over a familiar and all-too melodramatic surface. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2014
2/5 6% A Smile like Yours (1997) The direction is unfocused and the end result is patchy. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2014
1/5 14% My Boyfriend's Back (1993) As naff and dreadful as the title suggests. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2014
1/5 44% Electric Dreams (1984) Shot by director Steve Barron in the style of a pop promo, Electric Dreams starts brightly but ultimately disintegrates. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2014
5/5 92% Shakespeare in Love (1998) Taking the writing process behind Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as its inspiration, John Madden's follow-up to Mrs Brown combines contemporary humour with a convincing 16th-century setting. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2014
4/5 93% About a Boy (2002) Genuinely funny and moving, this is both an endearing examination of masculinity and a challenge to male isolationism. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2014
5/5 88% American Beauty (1999) British theatre director Sam Mendes made an astonishing film debut with this sublime black comedy about midlife crises. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2014
3/5 45% To Rome with Love (2012) Baldwin, Cruz and Davis shine in a farce that overstretches itself into bellylaugh hits, but also some satirical misses. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2012
9/10 82% De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012) It is terribly intense, and French. There is no other way to describe it. - Movieline EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2012
6/10 75% Hope Springs (2012) The movie is an unsatisfying combination of touching and excruciating, and a large part of the problem stems from Frankel's attempt to hammer such serious and sensitive subject matter into a half-hearted comedy. - Movieline EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2012
90% Crazy Heart (2009) It's not possible to flaw Bridges here. Akin to Falstaff, the detail of his characterisation - from stagger to cough to swagger to song - is fascinating. But he needs more thorough contextualisation to fly. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2010
57% The Soloist (2009) Wright's major mistake is the flashback to Nathaniel's background. Mundane, TV movie simplistic and, ironically, very middle-class patronising, it causes the film's trajectory to go limp. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2009
4/5 85% 500 Days of Summer (2009) (500) Days of Summer is a great film - a step in genre and gender development that will be referenced for years to come. And aside from all that, it's really good fun. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2009
2/5 26% Land of the Lost (2009) Neither conventional action-adventure or enough of an out-there pastiche, this really is the land of the lost. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2009
74% Sunshine Cleaning (2009) Far from being a tragic grind, Sunshine Cleaning is one long, wonderful irony. It feels like a first film - delicate, fresh and female. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2009
3/5 45% The Portrait of a Lady (1996) Not as successful for director Jane Campion as The Piano, this costume drama based on Henry James's novel nevertheless makes for compelling viewing. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2009
3/5 77% The Young Victoria (2009) Caught between real quality and heritage for export, the film falls between two disparate stools. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2009
2/5 67% Revolutionary Road (2008) It leaves you feeling voyeuristically sullied; scrubbing the blood out of your mental carpet, privy to something simultaneously indulgent and inconsequential. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2009
4/5 72% When Did You Last See Your Father? (2008) A bruising but rewarding experience. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2007
2/5 90% Michael Clayton (2007) Think old chewing gum with a masculine flavour. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2007